Thursday, September 14, 2000

Doctrine and Covenants 88:95

"And there shall be silence in heaven for the space of half an hour; and immediately after shall the curtain of heaven be unfolded, as a scroll is unfolded after it is rolled up, and the face of the Lord shall be unveiled."
Doctrine and Covenants 88:95

Wow... the face of the Lord.  Amazing.  So, it seems like the entire world is going to see it, you know?  That would be a pretty powerful indicator of the existence of God... if you saw him. :)  Right before this scripture there is one that says that an angel will sound a trump before this happens... so at least we'll have some warning. :)  I just think it would be amazing... and hey, if we are ready to come back into God's presence, this will be a great experience. :)  (It does make me think of the big disembodied head in the movie The Wizard of Oz though... forgive me if that is blasphemous).  I was talking to my mom last night (hi mom!) and we were talking about the last days, you know... scary, eek... stuff like that.  And I was thinking that it tells us the righteous need not fear... and I think this is why.  if we are being good, we'll be so happy to see God, and to get to hang out with him in person again... and if we are being badliest, then we'll be kind of scared that he'll be annoyed with us.  Like little kids when their parents come home. :)  So... just another reason to be good. :)  Not that God planned it as a scare tactic though... just that that's the reality of the whole thing.  Dad is probably coming home with our favorite ice cream, and he'll hug us and help us do our homework, and then have fun with us... but if we painted the wall with ketchup and poked holes in his waterbed... even though he loves us, we'll still be scared of him coming home.  so, what I say is... get out the stool and a rag, and clean up the ketchup.  get out the vinyl repair kit and patch the holes... and then make a cool play-doh statue for him that says "daddy."  not literally, but you know... analogy-wise.  if we do cool stuff for him because we love him, and clean up our messes... it will be the greatest day ever, since we haven't seen him in person for so long.

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